I’d Rather be Dancing Austrian Folk Dances

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I’d Rather be Dancing Austrian Folk Dances

 

Southeastern Germany (especially Bavaria) shares a cultural history with Austria, and some of these dances are done on either side of the border.

Amerseer is a Schuhplattler:

In the Austrian Dreisteyer, two women vie for the attention of each man:

Bauernmadl means “Farm Girl”:

There are many versions of Dirndl Mit’m Roten Miader, depending on which village you’re from:

Folk dancing is not for wimps, as you can see by this performance of Tiroler Holzhacker (Tyrolian Wood Chopper), another Schuhplattler:

Ishler Ländler:

Pinzgauer Boarischer:

Kalser Masolka:

A Muhlradl is a flour grinding wheel; the dance reflects its name:

Treffnertanz:

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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